Kuala Lumpur, 16 July 2021 – In response to distressed Malaysians whose livelihood have been disrupted by the on-going MCOs, Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) and Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) have joined hands to raise emergency funds to purchase essential food supplies for those in desperate need. With the aim of raising RM500,000 from this initiative, food boxes are being distributed by both associations to more than 10,000 families within the Klang Valley and its adjacent vicinities since 3rd July 2021.
To date, the food boxes have reached 2000 families at 9 distribution locations including PPR Pantai Ria, Kuala Lumpur; PPR Sri Sabah, Kuala Lumpur; Kampung Tasek Permai, Ampang Jaya; Kampung Labu Lanjut, Sepang; Kampung Baru Sungai Chua, Kajang; Salak Selatan Baru, Kuala Lumpur; PPR Seri Nilam, Ampang; PPR Hiliran Ampang, Kuala Lumpur; and PPR Pandan Mewah, Ampang. More locations are currently being finalised for on-going distributions. In these events, each recipient will receive a food box containing rice (5kg), instant noodles, vermicelli noodles, sardines, baked beans, malt-based chocolate drink powder and biscuits.
Ms Shirley Tay, President of MRCA added that “Many of our members are badly hit by this pandemic. Some cannot sustain beyond 3 months with their current cash flow positions. However, we believe that this collaboration with DSAM will be at least help the less fortunate as every contribution would lessen the suffering of the rakyat”
“During this difficult time, we understand many families are struggling to put food on the table. With this initiative, we are working alongside our retail partners from MRCA to help the affected families. Through this small gesture, we hope to help them to get through these challenging times,” said Datuk Tan Chong Guan, President of DSAM.
Cash contributions to this cause can be made directly via;
DSAM (Public Bank Account no. 3078 894 406 or via this form https://bit.ly/2TAVpdw) For more information from DSAM kindly contact Lawrence Cheah or Feriz Mohamad via WhatsApp at +60 19 378 7937 or visit DSAM’s website www.dsam.org.my